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Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors Predictions, Picks, Odds

The Western Conference Finals will resume on Friday night with a blockbuster Game 2 showdown between the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors. Coverage begins from Chase Center in San Francisco at 9:00 p.m. ET on TNT.

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Score Prediction

Warriors 114, Mavericks 102

Best Bets

Warriors -6.5 (-110) at BetMGM

Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors Predictions

After finishing ninth in the West with a record of 39-33 SU last year, Golden State immediately bounced back with a triumphant start to this season, as the Warriors opened with a red-hot 18-3 SU and 15-5-1 ATS run, with 14 of those victories coming by 10+ PTS.

However, Golden State was far less dominant in the combined presence of Steph Curry and Draymond Green, considering the Warriors closed the regular season with a relatively pedestrian 35-25 SU and 26-31-3 ATS stretch, with over half of those SU losses coming in the absence of Curry or Green (19).

On the other hand, Dallas posted a surprisingly pedestrian start to the season, as the Mavericks kicked things off with a frustrating 16-18 SU and 13-21 ATS skid, with five of those SU losses coming in matchups they were favored in.

However, Dallas has successfully ridden the coattail of its defense since that opening skid, considering the Mavericks have surrendered just 103.8 DPPG across their latest 44-18 SU and 40-22 ATS stretch, which includes an average of 102.6 DPPG in 14 playoff matchups.

I’ll back Golden State here, as Dallas is 3-5 SU and 4-4 ATS on the road this postseason, while averaging just 104.5 OPPG on 45% FG across those eight contests, likely serving as another unfavorable matchup against a Warriors squad that’s 7-0 SU and 5-2 ATS at home since the start of the playoffs (117.3 OPPG, 49% FG).

Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Odds

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Dallas Mavericks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 60-36
  • ATS: 55-40-1
  • O/U: 36-59-1

After a disappointing first-round exit from last year’s playoffs, Dallas appeared destined for a similar fate in the early stages of this season, as the Mavs’ opened with a head-scratching 16-18 and 13-21 ATS stretch, with ten of those losses coming by seven points or more.

However, Dallas flipped the script by playing excellent defense throughout the back-half of the season, considering the Mavs’ enter Game 2 riding an impressive 44-18 SU stretch, despite averaging just 108.9 OPPG during that timeframe.

Golden State Warriors Betting Analysis

  • SU: 61-32
  • ATS: 47-43-4
  • O/U: 42-50-2

After last year’s lackluster 39-33 SU showing, Golden State immediately bounced back wearing a chip on its shoulder to open this season, as the Warriors kicked things off with SU victories in 18 of their first 20 games, with their only two losses across that window coming by slim margins of four points or less.

Golden State’s success has primarily come through defense since mid-December though, considering the Warriors enter Friday riding a relatively bumpy 44-28 SU and 32-37-3 ATS stretch, while holding their opponents to just 108.4 DPPG across that span.

Golden State’s mantra has slightly altered since the return of Klay Thompson though, highlighted by the Warriors averaging roughly 114.4 OPPG across their 44 matchups since the five-time All-Star’s return.

The Warriors are 9-0 SU in their last nine home games. (Getty Images)

Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors Head-to-Head

The Mavericks won two-of-three regular-season matchups against Golden State last year, with all three contests soaring over the total at a lofty average of 255 PPG.

Dallas also went 3-1 SU against Golden State this season, with two of those matchups staying under the total at an average of 194.5 PPG, while the other two cruised over at 228.5 PPG.

However, the Warriors pounded Dallas by 25 PTS in Game 1 this past Wednesday, which stayed comfortably under the total thanks to the Mavs’ scoring just 87 PTS on 36% FG and 23% 3FG (112-87, U 216).

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Key Players to Watch

  • DAL: Luka Doncic - PG (28.4 PPG, 9.1 REB, 8.7 AST)
  • DAL: Jalen Brunson - PG (16.3 PPG, 3.9 REB, 4.8 AST)
  • GSW: Jordan Poole - SG (18.5 PPG, 3.4 REB, 4 AST)
  • GSW: Steph Curry - PG (25.5 PPG, 5.2 REB, 6.3 AST)

Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Conclusion

After taking a 1-0 series lead with a dominant home victory in Game 1 (W, 112-87), the Warriors enter Friday’s second matchup as 6.5-point favorites over the Mavericks at Chase Center, which is slightly heavier than the number Golden State was favored by in Wednesday’s series-opener (GSW -5.5).

I’ll back Golden State here, as the Warriors are 7-0 SU and 5-2 ATS at home this postseason, while averaging 116.6 OPPG on 49.5% FG and 40% 3FG across those seven contests, likely presenting an uphill battle for a Mavs’ squad that’s 3-5 SU on the road since the start of the playoffs (104.5 OPPG, 45.2% FG).

Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Trends

  • The Mavericks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games.
  • The Warriors are 3-6 ATS in their last nine games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the last six Mavericks' games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the last six Warriors' games.
  • The Mavericks are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 matchups against Golden State.
  • The Warriors are 3-9 SU in their last 12 matchups against Dallas.
  • The Warriors are 9-0 SU in their last nine home games.
  • The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of the last 17 matchups between the Warriors and Mavericks.

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